in los angeles on who is behind this film. >> reporter: lama, a very long fuse appears to have ignited this controversy and it's not at all clear where it leads. today we started by looking for sam bacile, who is quoted, claiming to be the writer, director of this video. he described himself as an israeli-american real estate developer to the wall street journ journal, now in hiding for fear of his life. but sam bacile is a deadend, no public records at all. apparently a fake name. >> my name is steve, s-t-e-v-e, last name is klein, k-l-e-i-n. this man claims to have consulted on the movie but there's no real proof of his involvement. >> who is sam bacile? >> good question. i don't know sam that well. >> reporter: another deadend. tonight he said he managed the production company for this film, suppose with the associated press and he's been reported to have trouble with the law known as different aliases. one final mystery, it appears that someone, not clear who, translated the english language trailer in a dialect of the arabic spoken in egypt that's what made it on the tv in cairo.